Episode 15 Reading for Lifelong Learning

Episode 15 Reading for Lifelong Learning

In this episode, Dan Jackson discusses why he sees reading as the number 1 skills needed for lifelong learning. He discusses how you can use NAPLAN results to come to know your students and find teaching strategies that will help them develop their reading. Reading for Lifelong Learning by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a […]

Episode 14  Deliberate Teaching, become so good they can’t ignore you

Episode 14 Deliberate Teaching, become so good they can’t ignore you

In this episode, Dan discusses the book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport and applies some of its main points to teaching. He examines what deliberate practice is and how it could be the key to revolutionise your approach to teaching and learning. He terms this Deliberate Teaching. Deliberate Teaching, become so […]

Episode 13 Lifelong Learning with Hyperdocs

Episode 13 Lifelong Learning with Hyperdocs

In this episode Dan discusses hyperdocs and how they are a tool that can be used to create lifelong learners. A hyperdoc helps to engage students, create meaning for student learning, connect content to the real world, and to guide student reflections on their learning. Lifelong learning with Hyperdocs by Daniel Jackson is licensed under […]

Episode 12 Contextualising your practice with Janice Atkin

Episode 12 Contextualising your practice with Janice Atkin

In this episode, I interview Janice Atkin and discuss how contextualising your practice can help to create life-long learners. This interview covers everything from surface and deep learning, to ways you can personalise learning for your students while still achieving the same learning goals. Contextualising your practice with Janice Atkin by Daniel Jackson is licensed […]

Episode 11 Collaborative Approaches with Joel Anderson

Episode 11 Collaborative Approaches with Joel Anderson

In this episode, I interview Joel Anderson – Head of PDHPE at Newcastle High School, to discuss collaborative approaches in the classroom. Joel shares some of his approaches including the “Huddle and Pod” approach and discusses the importance of providing structure to the collaboration to ensure each student has a role. We also explain how […]

Episode 10 – Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer

Episode 10 – Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer

In this episode, Dan interviews Kelly Pfeiffer, looking at Project Based Learning. They discuss some of the key aspects needed to create a good PBL unit, how it helps create lifelong learners and how you can begin to use aspects of PBL in your classroom this week. Project Based Learning with Kelly Pfeiffer by Daniel […]

Episode 9 – Taking notes and engaging with content

Episode 9 – Taking notes and engaging with content

In this episode, I discuss the importance of teaching our students how to take notes well and engage with content for learning rather than simply consuming it. I talk about some of the key aspects of good note taking and why it is effective in improving learning when done well and why it helps prepare […]

Episode 8 – Student Reflection

Episode 8 – Student Reflection

In this episode, I talk about the importance of students reflecting on their learning. I discuss how it helps to create life-long learners and some of the ways that you might include this practice in your regular daily teaching. Student Reflection by Daniel Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. We […]

Episode 7 – An Interview with John Hattie

Episode 7 – An Interview with John Hattie

Dan asks John Hattie what his thoughts are on the most effective teaching strategy is that can create life-long learners and not just prepare students for exams. This leads to a discussion on standardised exams, flipped learning and project-based learning, as well as the Visible Classroom app. Interview with John Hattie by Daniel Jackson is […]